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Ellen Teresa Gore

June 19, 1944 December 14, 2018
Ellen Teresa Gore
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Obituary for Ellen Teresa Gore

Ellen Terese Gore, age 74, went to be with the Lord on December 14, 2018 after a short illness. Ellen was born to Raymond O. MacAllister and Clara T. Hanbridge on June 19, 1944 in New York City.

She was raised in Long Island and met her husband Joseph C. Gore while she was visiting her brother in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1965. Joseph, also from New York, was stationed at Sandia Air Force Base and heard that Ellen was from Long Island. He struck up a conversation with her at the pool on base and, after it began to rain, he drove her home. They began dating, fell in love, and married on July 2, 1966. Other than a brief period where they lived in New York, they remained in Albuquerque having three children and raising them. Ellen was the bookkeeper for their small business, Bus and Buggy. She also worked as a bank teller, but her primary love was caring for her children and family.

In 1984, Ellen and her family moved to Hayden, Idaho. They were actively involved in Friends Church in Hayden, where their children also attended school. She loved being a grandma, inspired by her relationship with her own grandmother, Teresa Guyer. She often said one of the happiest periods of her life was when she could care for her first grandson, Bill, while his parents were working. Losing two granddaughters, Kendall and Chaselyn Presnell, in a car accident in 1998 inspired her to expand her outreach to any child within her means. She had a great respect for the Post Falls Fire Department. After giving a land grant to build a new fire station in 1999, she also began to fund a program providing teddy bears to Fire Department to give to children who had been involved in a traumatic event and for many years continued their Ellen and Joe sponsored several children in developing countries. They are passionate about building clean water wells in India and purchased a bus to transport orphans in India. She was a strong supporter of Open Arms to help young pregnant mothers.

She was an exceptional baker and entertainer and considered it to be her ministry. Pleasing people with gifts of baked goods, or inviting people to her home for a delicious meal and fellowship was her way to express love for her community. She hosted baby showers in her home for unmarried mothers.

On February 7, 2009, Joe and Ellen recommitted their love to each other by renewing their vows after 43 years of marriage. Their commitment was an inspiration to their children, grandchildren, friends and family. Recently Ellen and Joe were baptized in Twin Lakes, Idaho, reaffirming their Faith.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Teresa Gore Presnell; her granddaughters, Kendall and Chaselynn Presnell. She is survived by all those who have found acceptance and love in her work.

In lieu of flowers, please honor her spirit of generosity, caring, and faith by supporting a charity that you are passionate about or devoting time to loving your neighbor and developing relationships in your community. Ellen’s favorite charities were Heart for Korah, Compassion International, and Ripe for the Harvest.

Please join us for a celebration of Ellen’s life and ministry at 6:00 PM on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at Anthem Church, 251 W. Miles Ave., Hayden, ID. Appetizers and dessert will follow.


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Celebration of Life

Thursday

20

Dec

6:00 PM 12/20/2018 6:00:00 PM
Anthem Church

251 W. Miles Ave
Hayden , ID 83835

A reception will follow the service.

Anthem Church
251 W. Miles Ave Hayden 83835 ID
United States
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